758. Premiums on assignment.

Subject to certain exceptions1, any person2 who either:

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    (1)     as a condition of the assignment of a protected tenancy3, requires4 the payment of any premium5 or the making of any loan, whether secured or unsecured6; or

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    (2)     in connection with the assignment of a protected tenancy receives any premium7,

is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale8. The court by which a person is convicted of such an offence relating to requiring or receiving any premium may order the amount of the premium, or so much of